The Hindu Vocabulary For Bank Exams

Dear Students,

Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List. Learn the words and make your own sentences on the basis of the given word list. Here are a few lines from The Hindu.

1. PUTATIVE (adjective) : ख्यात, विख्यात
Meaning: assumed to exist or to have existed
Synonyms: apparent, assumed, evident, ostensible, presumed, prima facie, reputed, seeming, supposed.
Antonyms: hidden, implausible, impossible, improbable, inconceivable, unlikely
actual, authenticated, confirmed, corroborated.
Usage: The film’s putative conclusion led me to believe the hero would return in a sequel.

2. PULCHRITUDE (noun): ख़ूबसूरती
Meaning: beauty
Synonyms: voluptuousness, grace, charm, comeliness, elegance, attractiveness. gorgeousness.
Antonyms: ugliness, filth, scruffiness, squalor, ghastliness, distastefulness.
Usage: Because we all know that beauty is only skin deep, you should always look beneath the pulchritude on the outside to see what’s going on in a person’s heart and soul.

3. OBFUSCATE (verb) : निष्प्रदीप करना
Meaning: make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
Synonyms: becloud, befog, blur, cloud, confuse, fog, muddy, entangle, disrupt.
Antonyms: simplify, disentangle, unravel, unscramble, untangle, decipher, clarify, illuminate.
Usage: Surprisingly, the efforts of the translator only served to obfuscate an already confusing conversation.

4. MOUNTEBANK (noun): कपटी, धोखेबाज
Meaning: a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.
Synonyms: fraud, hoaxer, humbug, impostor, phony, pretender, quack, ringer, misleader, trickster.
Antonyms: adept, authority, crackerjack, expert, maestro, virtuoso, honest.
Usage: As a mountebank, Kristy is always looking for a way to trick people out of their money.

5. MAIM (verb) : विकलांग करना
Meaning: wound or injure (a person or animal) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.
Synonyms: cripple, disable, incapacitate, lame, mutilate, hamstring, hobble, paralyze, injure, torment.
Antonyms: cure, heal, rehabilitate, remedy, fix, mend, patch, rejuvenate, renew, repair, restore.
Usage: Jake is an irresponsible driver who will most likely take a life or maim someone eventually.

6. LUGUBRIOUS (adjective) : शोकाकुल
Meaning: looking or sounding sad and dismal.
Synonyms: bleak, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, forlorn, gloomy, lonesome, miserable, morbid, morose, saturnine, solemn, sullen, wretched.
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, heartwarming, sunshiny.
Usage: In his first novel, the mysterious postman is the perfect example of a lugubrious character.

7. JINGOIST (noun) : युध्द-प्रिय, राष्ट्रवादी
Meaning: someone who believes that their own country is always best.
Synonyms: chauvinist, chauvinistic, jingoistic, nationalist, nationalistic, patriotic.
Antonyms: internationalist, traitor, expatriot, fraudulent, knavish.
Usage: A number of John Wayne movies, for instance, are clearly jingoist and propagandistic.

8. GUZZLE (verb) : लालची की तह भोजन करनेवाला
Meaning: eat or drink (something) greedily.
Synonyms: drink, gulp, hoist, imbibe, pound (down), quaff, slurp, swig, swill.
Antonyms: abstain, conserve, sip.
Usage: Frazier guzzled six 12-ounce bottles over an hour or so Wednesday morning, and suddenly the symptoms diminished.

9. NOISOME (adjective) : नुक़सान पहुंचनेवाला
Meaning: causing intense displeasure, disgust, or resentment
Synonyms: abhorrent, abominable, appalling, awful, disgusting, gross, hideous, horrid, loathsome, nasty, noxious, obscene, odious, offensive, rancid, repugnant, repulsive, revolting,
Antonyms: innocuous, inoffensive, desirable, enjoyable, felicitous, gratifying, heavenly, inviting, likable, luscious, nice, palatable, pleasant, savory.
Usage: The student’s noisome prank was so offensive in odor that the entire school had to be evacuated.

10. CLOUT (noun) : प्रभाव या शक्ति
Meaning: influence or power, especially in politics or business.
Synonyms: authority, credit, heft, influence, dominion, predominance, reign, sovereignty, supremacy.
Antonyms: helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness, impuissance, frailty.
Usage: Looking to build a business, the entrepreneur was looking to establish clout in the community.

You may also like to Read: 

Print Friendly and PDF